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Syracuse Football: Ex-Syracuse Star, Patriot DE Chandler Jones Shouts Out Orange Freshman Jake Pickard For Wearing Number 99

Defensive end Jake Pickard was one of the top signees for Syracuse in the 2015 recruiting class, and the number he was issued for his freshman season reflects that. Pickard posted a picture earlier today of his locker, complete with a sign indicating he'll don No. 99, the same digits worn by former Syracuse star defensive lineman Chandler Jones. 

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Jones is apparently one of Pickard's idols, and the current New England Patriot standout delivered a very cool shoutout to the Millburn, N.J., product on Twitter.

">@Jspickard99 ! Rockin' that #99 at the #Cuse! Wear it proud brother! #GoOrange

— Chandler Jones (@Chan95Jones) July 6, 2015

That's got to feel good for Pickard, a one-time Wisconsin commit who could see the field very early for the Orange.